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Vinctifer comptoni? Please Help Identify

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Willum

Hello everyone! As you can see, I'm new to TFF and this will be my first substantive post, so if you have time I would appreciate any help in understanding what this fossil actually is so I can learn more about it.  I've tried to follow the guidelines for posting as closely as possible (with limited information regarding collection) but if I have made some mistakes I apologize up front.

My wife purchased this fish fossil for me in either La Paz or Cochabamba Bolivia in 1996 at a market. She didn't get any further information regarding where it was collected or what it is. She also purchased another fossil that I'll post later.

 

I do not believe this fossil was actually collected in Bolivia, as it looks like vinctifer comptoni, which I have read is fairly common in the Santana formation in Brazil. But, I am an admitted neophyte and that is simply a guess.  What do the experts think this is? I would like to learn more about the fossil and the possible collection area and age, and having an actual identification would certainly help in that! Thanks for reading and I appreciate any information. Regards.

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abyssunder

Welcome to the Forum! :)
That's a really nice Vinctifer comptoni.

 

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goatinformationist

Great pics and a nice looking subject.

Welcome to the Forum from rainy Atlanta.

 

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Willum

Thank you for your comments and welcome! I’m glad that I seem to be on the right track so now it’s time to do some reading. Cheers

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Aurelius

Most of the ones I've seen have been nowhere near as good as this one.

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